Summer Reading Info

We are SO excited for our upcoming 2022 “Oceans of Possibilities” Summer Reading Program! Flyers are being designed, but in the meantime here’s a sneak peak of our events:

Saturday, July 9th from 9am – 2pm: Summer Reading Kick-off! Stop in and sign up for our Summer Reading Program. The first 50 kids will receive an ocean themed stuffy to “adopt” and read to all summer. A video game truck will be at the library from 10am – 12pm to help celebrate the kick-off of summer reading! 

Brief Summer Reading Details: Readers logging their minutes will be entered into a weekly drawing for $5.00 gift certificates to Ice Cream Works, Tastee Treat, or Annie’s Place!

Every 10 minutes of reading = 1 raffle ticket.

*Attendance at Summer Reading events counts as minutes! So a 1 hour program = 6 raffle tickets!*

A raffle drawing for an end of Summer Reading Program prize baskets will take place on August 20th.

The following Summer Reading Events will be held at the Trout Ponds in the Gray Pavilion! 

Friday, July 15th  at 10am –  Talk Like a Pirate with Captain Jack Come listen to a story and have a chat with Captain Jack, self-published author of two Children’s books: Goodnight Ship (ISBN 978-1-7329511-3-6) and A Captain’s Quandary (ISBN 978-1-7329511-4-3). After the story, you will have the opportunity to chat, take pictures, get autographs, and purchase the books from Captain Jack himself! 

Monday, July 18th at 10am – Captain HurriCain’s Underwater Adventure Magic Show Come out for a morning of magic and entertainment!

Tuesday, July 26th at 10am – Tanglewood Nature Center Visit Follow a mermaid and sea turtle as they explore the ocean and learn about ocean trash as we read Bethany Stahl’s book “Save the Ocean.”  Meet a live water turtle and land turtle, learn about turtle natural history, and find out how you can help our ocean friends!

Monday, August 1st at 10am – Didgeridoo Down Under The Didgeridoo Down Under Show is an energetic fusion of Australian music, culture, comedy, character building, storytelling and audience participation. The didgeridoo has been played by Aboriginal Australians for at least 1,500 years, and is known for its otherworldly sound. But DDU is much more than music. It’s interactive, educational, motivational and super fun for all ages. You’ll learn about Australian sea creatures, the Great Barrier Reef and more, all while moving & grooving to the pulsing rhythms of the didgeridoo!

Wednesday, August 10th at 10am – Take a Tromp Through the Swamp, Go Explore the Whole Shore! Tom Sieling, widely acclaimed singer and guitar, banjo, and drum machine player, will perform a free children’s program called “Take a Tromp Through the Swamp, Go Explore the Whole Shore!” The show will feature a top-ten line up of the most fun, most participatory kids’ songs out there!

Monday, August 15th at 10am – Dan the Snakeman Come experience a hands-on reptile program for kids and adults alike to experience a once in a lifetime chance to see alligators, rattlesnakes, spiders, giant pythons and more! The audience is invited to interact with the animals on an up-close and personal level; viewing, touching, and asking questions are highly encouraged.